Many vacations are a time to get away from it all and just be together as a family, but God may have opportunities for you to bless others. Make it a goal to bless and encourage a different person each day of your trip. Save up money to use to encourage individuals throughout your family vacation. Family members can earn money to save by doing chores or odd jobs. You could keep this money in a special place like a jar or bowl. Place the jar or bowl somewhere your family can see everyday. Buy a pack of thank you cards before you leave on vacation. Fill them with words of encouragement or pick out a Bible verse to write inside. On vacation, give a card to someone that serves you at a restaurant or hotel. Use your saved money to buy someone’s meal, buy clothes for a homeless person, etc. Ask them how you can pray for them.
1. How did this activity shift your focus during vacation?
2. Read Matthew 5:16. What impact does our good deeds have on others?
Pray for the people you met and blessed on your family vacation.